Scripture Verse

Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17

Introduction

Words: Charles We­sley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 866.

Music: Foun­tain of Grace W. C. Hall, in Joy Bells, ed­it­ed by Will­iam A. Og­den (To­le­do, Ohio: W. W. Whit­ney, 1878), num­ber 67 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know Hall’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

A fountain of life and of grace
In Christ our Redeemer we see;
For us who His offers embrace,
For all it is open and free!
Jehovah Himself doth invite
To drink of His pleasures unknown,
The streams of immortal delight,
That flow from His heavenly throne.

As soon as in Him we believe,
By faith of His Spirit we take,
And freely forgiven, receive
The mercy for Jesus’ sake;
We gain a pure drop of His love,
The life of eternity know,
Angelical happiness prove,
And witness a heaven below.